Science

Children at Heber are naturally curious and passionate when it comes to learning about the world around them. They have a keen interest in the environment and the issues we face, in particular with regard to climate change. Our intent is for all our children to be life- long learners who are: inquisitive, independent thinkers, confident to ask ‘Big Questions’ and who are well prepared for their future in this ever changing world.

With this intent in mind our curriculum aims to nurture the children’s curiosity through our hands-on, enquiry-based curriculum, which supports them to develop their understanding of the five enquiry types - pattern seeking, fair & comparative testing, identifying & classifying, observing and research. Throughout their learning journey, they will experience sharing, exploring and investigating ideas and will secure and extend their scientific knowledge and vocabulary. They will also celebrate diversity within the world of science, breaking down typical stereotypes and hopefully opening up the world of science to each of our children.

Science at Heber reflects the requirements of the National Curriculum programmes of study.
We aim to enable children to:

• Ask and answer scientific questions
• Plan and carry out fair scientific investigations, using equipment including computers
• Know and understand the life processes of living things
• Know and understand the physical processes of materials, electricity, light, sound and natural forces
• Know about materials and their properties
• Evaluate evidence and present their conclusions clearly and accurately.

Science is taught for a minimum of an hour a week. Extended writing opportunities may take place during English timetabled sessions.